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R H Ford DCM MM and F V Cowlishaw

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Reginald Ford DCM MM and Frank Cowlishaw added to a gravestone in St James's Churchyard, Shardlow, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Grave Inscription Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
St James's Churchyard
London Rd (B5010)
Shardlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 2GP

NGR:
SK 43805 30281 ±3m
Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The memorial is south of the church, near the central path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone.


Overall condition: Damaged. The inscription is legible.


Description:

An addition to a stone on a family grave. The stone comprises a white marble latin cross on a four-stepped base but the cross has been broken off and lies on the surface of the grave. The base has two deep upper steps with bevelled tops and two shallow lower steps. The two upper steps bear an inlaid inscription in mixed styles of lettering. The stone is accompanied by chamfered oblong kerbs.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Cross White marble 950 540 90 Damaged
Base White marble 440 670 600 Damaged
Kerbs White marble 50 915 2130 Damaged
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of base:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 2
Number served and returned 0
Total names 2
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
George Cargill Ford,
Who fell asleep October 12. 1916,
Aged 25 years.
THEY [WILL BE DONE]
9 o'clock face of base
ALSO OF
Frank Victor
Cowlishaw,
THEIR DEAR FRIEND
KILLED IN FRANCE
August 24. 1917,
Aged 20 years.
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE.
3 o'clock face of base:
ALSO OF
Reginald [Harry] Ford
D.C.M. M.M.
[KILLED IN FRANCE
September] 25. 1918
Aged 22 years.
HE GIVETH [HIS] BELOVED
[SLEEP.]
[Some lettering missing or damaged.]
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Ford family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; Shardlow Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Shardlow and Great Wilne Parish Council; South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
21st March, 2016: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The cross had been broken off and laid on the surface of the grave, some lettering was missing from the inscriptions on the base, and the kerbs were partly displaced and sunken into the ground.
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Comments
Page © Roy Branson